- 100,000 computers running this software use 432,000,000kJ of energy per day. (Is 432gJ legal in physics jargon?)
- This same amount of energy can boil water for 5,400,000 cups of tea.
- 37 million UK residents consume 126 million cups of tea collectively each day.
- Therefore, UK tea drinkers will use 23 times more energy each day than this project (at the (optimistic?) level of 100,000 full-time computers).
Thursday, May 09, 2002
A new distributed computing project is starting to model climate. In the FAQ, we find that some astute readers have asked "Won't all these computers being left on for 24 hours a day have a detrimental impact on the Climate System?" Here's a summary of the answer:
Posted by Doug at 3:30 PM